This album really has never sounded so good!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 297/500!Released in 1986, 'So' became one of the defining albums of the era, landing multitudes of awards, millions of sales and a huge hit single with 'Sledgehammer'. But when Peter started work on this, his fifth album, in February 1985 in an old farmhouse called Ashcombe near Bath he had no idea of the explosive and enduring impact this album would have.
The first of Peters studio albums to have a proper title So was a watershed release in his career. Its marriage of the artistic and the commercial made for an indisputable success, with the album quickly sitting atop the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Aside from some intriguing collaborations with Laurie Anderson on This Is The Picture, Kate Bush on Dont Give Up and Youssou NDour on In Your Eyes it was the unity of singer, band and producer that made So such a crucial record in the Gabriel canon.
Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM, across two heavyweight LPs to deliver maximum dynamic sound range. Vinyl cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peters main sound engineer Richard Chappell. These albums really have never sounded so good! They also look amazing with the gatefold sleeves utilizing imagery from the initial release, sourced and re-scanned from original artwork. Albums include download cards with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bitor 16bit). Numbered Limited Edition.
"...if you listen to the 45rpm 1/2-speed remasters that we've done, PG 1, 2, 3 or 4, it's as good as listening to the original master tapes, perhaps in some places perhaps even more pleasurable listening..." - Matt Colton, Alchemy Mastering
Numbered Limited Edition - 4000 Copies In the U.S.
Half-Speed Mastered 180g 45rpm Double LP
Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering
Mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis from original masters
Pressed at Record Industry
Gatefold sleeve uses art from original release
Limited Time, One Time Download of the entire album at either 44.1kHz/16-bit (CD quality AIFF file) or 96kHz/24-bit (high resolution WAV file)
1. Red Rain
1. Don't Give Up
2. That Voice Again
1. Mercy Street
2. Big Time
1. We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
2. This Is The Picture (excellent birds)
3. In Your Eyes